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ruzuzu commented on the word murder hole
Also see machicolation.
August 11, 2015
sionnach commented on the word murder hole
Or the inflated bladders of badgers, filled with suet in a delicious red wine reduction.
January 7, 2009
bilby commented on the word murder hole
October 11, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word murder hole
"Openings in the roofs of passageways through which missiles and liquids could be dropped onto attackers." Also meurtriere, meutiers.
August 25, 2008
palooka commented on the word murder hole
"A murder-hole is a hole in the ceiling of a gateway or passageway in a fortification through which the defenders can fire, throw or pour dangerous or noxious substances at attackers. .."
A word from adoarn's interesting Fortifications list.
November 3, 2007
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